Northern Soul night Walls of Heartache returns to The Cavern on Saturday 26 February. Walls of Heartache is a regular night of Northern Soul, R&B and Motown, all played on vinyl.
The club night is on most months, and you’ll see the dates through the year on the flyer to your left. Stow Scene had our first taste of Walls of Heartache before Christmas when they ran a night in aid of the mental health charity Rethink, and it was a cracking night. Lovely venue, a good bar and the chance to throw some shapes on the dancefloor.
Tickets are £5 on the door or £4 if you’re a member. The Cavern is on Forest Road, near the Bell junction, and the night kicks off at 9pm until the small hours. To get you in the mood for dancin’, here’s Martha & The Vandella performing ‘Heatwave’ in 1965. Classy. [Note – if the video wont play on this site, just click “Watch on YouTube” and it’ll take you straight there. Damn EMI].
This Wednesday The Walthamstow Wind-Up comes to Ye Olde Rose & Crown. The night features a range of DJs spinning 78rpm records, from 20s swing, 30s dance and 50s rock ‘n’ roll.
If you want to get the look as well as groove to the tunes, Frillseekers will also be there, offering vintage ladies dresses from the era. And, by all accounts BBC Radio 4 will be in attendance, making a documentary about the night as well!
Entry is free and the action kicks off at 7.30pm. Full details about the event can be found here.
East London’s cabaret scene comes to Walthamstow on Saturday 22 January in the form of Lavender Nights at Ye Olde Rose & Crown.
The evening features stars of the London cabaret scene and is in support of Positive East, an East London HIV charity. Burlesque, comedy, music and glamour are all promised, making it sound like quite the night. It is all hosted by Champagne Charlie and if you want to pull some moves and throw some shapes, there is dancing after the show until 1am.
Doors open at 8pm, tickets are £10 in advance and available here. All proceeds go to Positive East. The charity has been established for over 20 years and provides practical and emotional support for people affected by HIV, more information on them can be found here.
So, opened all your presents? Finished the turkey? Maybe even, horror of horrors, back at work? Christmas is a fading memory and that can only mean one thing – time to get your glad rags on for New Year’s Eve.
We know of a few opportunities to shake a leg and see in 2011 in style around E17. Biggest disco we’ve heard about is the New Year’s Eve Party at the Nags Head on Orford Road. They are promising a DJ, Madame La Zonga’s chill-out room and optional fancy dress. Tickets are £7 from the Nags and it sounds like a riot.
If you’re looking for party bangers of a different variety, we’ve already blogged about Bootleg Blondie at the Standard on Forest Road. Perfect if you want to get down and dirty like you’re in CBGB’s in 1979.
The Village Kitchen on Orford Road are offering a New Year’s of a different flavour. For £50 per head you can enjoy their New Year’s Even Menu. Ring them on 020 8509 2144 to book.
We know there must be a more going down than we have mentioned here. Let us know by email if you know where the place to be on New Year’s Eve is. Whatever you’re up to, keep it E17.
Tonight The Cavern on Forest Road hosts Walls of Heartache playing Northern Soul and Motown. Here’s the blurb:
Walls of Heartache is back for more simple Northern and Motown fun, with guest DJ Paul Franklin joining Dave and Richard behind the decks for a Charity Night with proceeds going to the leading national mental health membership charity ‘Rethink’
£5.00 entry on the door, £4.00 members
The Cavern, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 – 9.00pm to 2.00am
Proceeds go to the mental health charity Rethink. Looks like being a good night so get your dancing shoes on, head down and throw some shapes.
Get more information here.